Thursday, July 04, 2013

Thankful 4 of July

Well, it's the 4th of July again.  Time to be thankful for American independence. A time to make sure you have a pair of earplugs for each of you so you don't have to listen to the neighbors setting off firecrackers after midnight.

It's also Thankful Thursday and we have a lot to be thankful for this week.  So before we fall asleep at the computer and forget, we want to shout out THANK YOU, KHYRA!  Back in the beginning of March Khyra was one of the winners of 26 pet items.  She decided to share what she couldn't use and we were fortunate to be online the Saturday night she offered some items on Facebook.  Sam Models his Thundershirt posted in April.

The rest of our goodies arrived a few days ago.
A front lead harness for Buddy with a matching leash and a pretty brown and cream collar for Merci.  Khyra threw in a couple of extra items.

Percy:  So the dogs get all the goodies and we cats get ... well, we get to wonder why Miss Khyra would think we need cat litter deodorant.  She must have sent it for the human litterbox.  You think?  Yes, definitely for Jan's litterbox.  Thanks, Khyra.

Buddy:  We tried on our new finery today and Jan said we were the best models she's ever dealt with.

Percy:  Uh, Buddy, her face was kind of screwed up when she said that.  She was poking fun at you guys.

Buddy:  Why would she poke fun at us?  We were perfectly obedient.  See.

Merci:  I don't think this is a very good example, Buddy.  We're a bit uncoordinated here.  How about this one.

Sam:  Um, I don't think this is a good example either.  It's all your fault, Buddy.

Buddy:  Me?  What did I do wrong?

Sam:  You were hovering.  Jan said sit and your butt hovered.

Buddy:  Hovered?  I sat.

Sam:  Look again, Hover Butt.  You only pretended to sit.  And you weren't very good at pretending.  Your butt isn't anywhere even approximately near the ground.

Buddy:  Well, at least Jan didn't need to put our blog name over .. um, a certain part of my anatomy.  A little brazen, weren't you?   And besides, when I sat down the camera couldn't catch my new harness.

Sam:  Merci, if we just ignore him, perhaps he'll go away. 

Merci:  This is my new collar.  Pretty, isn't it!  Take a good look cause my hair keeps covering it over.  At least one of us behaved during the photo shoot.

Sam:  And that one would be you, I suppose?  I don't think so!

Merci:  That's not true.  I did everything Jan told me to.

Sam:  You mean you did everything Jan told you NOT to do!  Sit up, Merci, while I walk around and get a shot.  No, Merci, I told you to face forward.  Stand up.  I don't want a shot of your tummy.  Sit here and I'll walk around you for the umpteenth time.

Merci:  Well, if you hadn't been so jealous you kept stepping on me for attention, maybe I would have stayed still. 

Buddy:  While those two argue, let me model my new harness.  The fit leaves a lot to be desired in this photo.  I seem to have lost a bit of weight since Jan measured me for it and since Jan is all thumbs, she had a bit of trouble making adjustments with me in it.  Once we were home again, Jan made the final adjustments and it's now comfortable.

Merci:  Yes, we had a nice, slow stroll again tonight.  Slow because Jan's ankle and foot have been giving her serious trouble the last couple of weeks and she has been having trouble walking (or sitting),  so we have to practically walk backwards to keep down with her (as opposed to keeping up). 

Sam: She said she really likes the front lead harness on Buddy.  He walked very well in it today.  Little does she know he's waiting for her to stop being an invalid so he can lead the parade again.  Can't wait to see that.

Percy:  It's a bit hot and humid in the house, so I hope you will forgive the canine rivalry. That would never happen between us kitties, would it, Micah?  *devilish grin*


  1. MOL at "hovering"!!! Happy 4th July xx

  2. Happy 4th of July...

    Khyra is just the BEST, isn't she? Love all the thingys she sent...esp. the stuffs fur Jan's Litter box!!!

  3. Hovering? that is a funny image. Happy 4th to all of you.

  4. Happy Independence Day everyone!

  5. Happy 4th to you all - we got lots of rain today - yeck!

    cats of wildcat woods

  6. Happy 4th to all of you too!

    We want to thank you so very much for your kind words of comfort and friendship after our very sudden loss of Thunder. We are all still very sad, but the support and love from all of our friends from all over the world is helping to heal our broken hearts. We are sure that Thunder Dunder is now in a very happy place and also very thankful to have so many wonderful friends.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie

  7. Happy 4th to all of you sweet Funny Farmers. Stay safe and enjoy! Hugs and nose kisses

  8. Now that Mom is home from The GKP, I khan share this with her -

    I took a peek earlier but don't tell her that ;-)

    We are glad woo liked the stuffs - it is so much better to share ESPECIALLY sharing with furiends!

    NOW, please make sure Jan uses the real item we sent fur her!

    Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!


  9. Happy July 4th. It's a thankful day for sure
    Benny & Lily

  10. Wow, that's some great stuff that Khyra sent you woofies, and how nice of her to include something for Jan's litterbox, too! :)

    Happy Independence Day, dear friends. We love you! :)

  11. Happy Fourth dear Jan and alla critters at the Funny Farm!

    Katie Kat

  12. Oh you woofies are so cute! We enjoy your antics! That's all great stuff you got in your package. Hope you had a nice 4th of July and big purrs to Jan from us for her foot and ankle to feel better and get better.

  13. We hid UTB last night. Happy July the 5th!

  14. Hope you had a great 4th! Love all the pics of your crew. :)


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